Luke Perry reportedly suffered a major stroke Wednesday morning at his home in Los Angeles, according to TMZ. In a statement, a rep for the actor confirms, “Mr. Perry is currently under observation at the hospital.” His condition remains unclear.
The 52-year-old Beverly Hills, 90210 vet currently portrays Archie’s dad, Fred Andrews, on The CW’s Riverdale.
Perry’s apparent medical crisis occurred the same day Fox announced it was reviving 90210 via a Curb Your Enthusiasm-esque mockumentary starring original cast members Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Jason Priestly, Brian Austin Green, Tori Spelling and Gabrielle Carteris. Although Perry’s series-regular Riverdale gig precluded him participating in the project full-time, Spelling — who serves as one of the quasi-revival’s executive producers — expressed confidence that he would “do as many [episodes] as he can do.”
Additional TV credits for Perry include guest stints on Criminal Minds, Major Crimes, Community, Body of Proof and Will & Grace. He also appeared in the original 1992 film version of Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
Perry’s former 90210 squeeze, Shannen Doherty, shared a vintage Brenda/Dylan pic on Instagram with the caption, “Holding you tight and giving you my strength. You got this.” Ziering also extended support to his ailing co-star, as did Riverdale‘s Molly Ringwald, Mädchen Amick and Marisol Nichols (see below).